Our Team

The UBCMJ is published by the University of British Columbia. A volunteer group of medical students and professionals who are passionate about engaging the world in dialogue in medicine oversee the day-to-day management and editorial content of the UBCMJ under the overarching supervision of the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Interested in joining us? Feel free to contact us to find out more about current and future volunteering opportunities with the UBCMJ.


Olivia Tsai Co- Editor in Chief, Sr external.editor@ubcmj.com
Emma Finlayson-Trick Co- Editor in Chief, Sr external.editor@ubcmj.com
Rehan Jessa Co- Editor in Chief, Jr external.editor@ubcmj.com
Emily Leung Co- Editor in Chief, Jr external.editor@ubcmj.com
Daniel Kwon Managing Editor, Sr managing.editor@ubcmj.com
Alvin Qiu Managing Editor, Sr managing.editor@ubcmj.com
Erika Crowley Managing Editor, Jr
Iman Lahouaoula Managing Editor, Jr managing.editor@ubcmj.com
Drake Comber Communications Manager, Sr ubcmjcomm@gmail.com
Moe Saffarzedeh Communications Manager, Jr ubcmjcomm@gmail.com
Maryam Vaseghi-Shanjani Publications Manager, Sr
Sydney McDonald Publications Manager, Jr
Section Editors
Brian Hayes Academics, Sr academic@ubcmj.com
Ivica Bratanovic Academics, Jr academic@ubcmj.com
Katherine Gray Case Reports, Sr reports@ubcmj.com
Andrew Pauls Case Reports, Jr reports@ubcmj.com
Valerie Doyon Reviews, Sr reviews@ubcmj.com
Swati Shetty Reviews, Jr reviews@ubcmj.com
Katie Baillie Commentaries, Sr commentaries@ubcmj.com
Olivia Yau Commentaries, Sr commentaries@ubcmj.com
Reid Vasallo Commentaries, Jr commentaries@ubcmj.com
Joyce Zhang Commentaries, Jr commentaries@ubcmj.com
Dhiraj Mannar News and Letters, Sr news@ubcmj.com
Sarah Keyes News and Letters, Jr news@ubcmj.com
Alex Cheng Chief Copyeditor, Sr
Min Jung Kim Chief Copyeditor, Jr
Nathan Ko Copyeditor, Sr
Jonathan Choi Copyeditor, Sr
Lianne Cho Copyeditor, Sr
Katrina Besler Copyeditor, Sr
Cassia Tremblay Copyeditor, Sr
Vincent Hou Copyeditor, Sr
Steven Mancini Copyeditor, Sr
James Taylor Copyeditor, Sr
Priscilla Chan Copyeditor, Sr
Komal Adeel Copyeditor, Sr
Kaveh Rayani Copyeditor, Jr
Thumri Waliwitiya Copyeditor, Jr
Judy Ban Copyeditor, Jr
Laura Wier Copyeditor, Jr
Matthew Tester Copyeditor, Jr
Haydn Molcak Copyeditor, Jr
Rachel Zhao Layout & Graphics Editor, Sr
Jessica Ha Layout & Graphics Editor, Jr
External Support
Shailee Siddhpuria Finances, Ads and Sponsorship, Sr sponsorship@ubcmj.com
Melodie Kim Finances, Ads and Sponsorship, Sr sponsorship@ubcmj.com
Rachel Zhao Information Technology Manager, Sr
Minnie Teng Information Technology Manager, Jr
Staff Writers
Braedon Paul Staff Writer
Erik Haensel Staff Writer
Saman Fouladirad Staff Writer
Brendan McNeely Staff Writer
Amardeep Sekhon Staff Writer
Wajid Khan Staff Writer
Ryan Chow Staff Writer
Iman Baharmand Staff Writer
Rebecca Zhuang Staff Writer
Lauren Gorfinkel Staff Writer
Maggie Hou Staff Writer
Melissa Kong Videography Team, Sr
Kevin Zhang Videography Team, Sr
Adrian Marcuzzi Videography Team, Jr
Distributed Site Representatives
Valerie Doyon IMP Rep, Sr
N/A IMP Rep, Jr
Katherine Gray NMP Rep, Sr
Haydn Molcak NMP Rep, Jr
Brian Hayes SMP Rep, Sr
Sydney McDonald SMP Rep, Jr
Faculty of Medicine Contacts
Robin Ryan robin.ryan@ubc.ca